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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cast Announced for Chipola’s "Bus Stop"


The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the dramatic comedy, "Bus Stop," which opens a four-day run, Nov. 6.
Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the following roles: Brenna Kneiss as Elma, Dianna Glaze as Grace, Aven Pitts as Will, Kyndall Covington as Cherie, Nathan Houser as Dr. Lyman, Aaron Moore as Carl, Garrett Brolund as Virgil and Ben Grande as Bo. Keith Watford and Sarah Martinez are the Stage Managers. The behind the scenes crew includes Haley Barfield, Stephanie Lawson, Courtney Corbin, Kylee Shores, Sarah Lovins, Austin Pettis and Kristina Lopez.
"Bus Stop" is set in a howling snowstorm with a busload of weary travelers holed up at a roadside diner. A nightclub singer named Cherie (played by Marilyn Monroe in the movie adaptation) has been kidnapped by a young cowboy who is ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, kicking and screaming, down the aisle. As a counterpoint to the romance, the cafe owner and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young waitress also gets her first taste of romance. For information about Chipola Theater, call 718-2227.

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